Meta-Medicine claims to be an advanced method of diagnosis, incorporating mind-body diagnostics and therapy based on a biopsychosocial model of integrative medicine. It also claims to provide a scientific holistic explanation of health issues as a basis for therapy and healing.
Based on the body-mind-spirit-social connection and integrative medicine, Meta-Medicine uses 10 core principles to redefine our understanding of disease, healing and health process. It works by using the body’s biological survival programming and claims to scientifically map physical symptoms, via the brain, to their primal conflict.
Meta-Medicine Health Coaches claim to assist their clients to uncover the root cause of the stressful events that may cause their health issues and create awareness of the biological, psychological and social meaning of their symptoms as an important step towards a complete healing.
Meta-Medicine has it’s roots in the works of Dr. Geerd Ryke Hamer and other innovative health experts like Candace Pert, Bruce Lipton, Carl Simonton and Deepak Chopra.
Dr. Geerd Ryke Hamer formulated his Germanic New Medicine in 1978. He was the first to describe the two phases of disease, the importance of biological conflict shocks, the organ-brain-conflict relationship and embryonic layer connection to symptoms. Dr. Hamer has been very controversial for his extreme views and remarks against conventional medicine.
In her book Molecules of Emotion, psychoneuroimmunologist Candice Pert discusses the revolution since the 60s in mind-body thinking. She throws out the old idea of our brains communicating with our bodies via hard-wired neurons that talk to each other through chemical neurotransmitters. Instead, her research showed that these neurotransmitters are discovered throughout the body, showing that the mind and the body has a two-way conversation using chemicals created by our thoughts, hence the phrase ‘molecules of emotions’.
Deepak Chopra MD, author of several books looking at mind-body interactions including Quantum Healing points out that over the past few decades neurotransmitters for various emotions and feelings have been uncovered, changing pain, hunger and disease from something that was considered ‘all in your head’ to a complicated interaction between body and mind.
Cellular biologist Bruce Lipton continues this thinking, offering a mechanism for how thoughts change our bodies to create and cure disease. He points out that DNA is not the brain of the cell. Lipton believes that our thoughts and emotions turn our genes on and off, and likens our mind and body to TV sets, with the environment as the TV signal. This kind of thinking is readily accepted by Meta-Medicine consultants.
The Meta-Medicine Association, a nonprofit organization registered in California, has been established as the worldwide licensing and accreditation body of Meta-Medicine Health Coaches and Trainers. The organization is intent on establishing a wide network of health professionals including doctors, naturopaths and other licensed therapists training in Meta-Medicine.
The Heal Breast Cancer Foundation is the research department of the Meta-Medicine Association and is focusing on researching the healing mechanism of breast cancer based on a biopsychosocial model of integrative medicine. Research projects include the Breast Health Prevention Initiative, Brain Relay Diagnostics and Traumatic Life Events as causative factors of disease.
The 10 main principles of Meta-Medicine are:
1. Mind, body and spirit are not separate, but a unity interacting with our environment in a synchronous way.
2. Awareness is a key element in every healing process. Disease is a spiritual journey of signals pointing us towards learning lessons.
3. Traumatic life events are the starting point of physical and psychological changes. Every organ is connected to a specific emotional conflict content (like coronary = territory conflict, skin-epidermis = loss-of-contact, separation, stomach mucos = indigestion, conflict)
4. The brain acts like a computer and using brain imaging techniques like a CT scan we can distinguish between ‘brain relays’. Each brain relay correlates with specific organs and conflict contents
5. Disease is a process with two phases and 9 key points which every disease can go through. One phase of disease is the ‘stress’ phase, another the ‘regeneration’ phase. Often what we consider two unrelated symptoms actually are part of the same organ/disease process.
6. Disease is a higly intelligent process. Every symptom has a unique biological and psychological meaning which allows a patient to learn their life lessons.
7. Depending on the evolutionary development of organs each organ reacts with specific symptoms in the stress and regeneration phase enabling doctors and health professionals to properly diagnose and understand symptoms and their meaning.
8. Microbes, bacteria, viruses or fungi are biological helpers in a disease process, not the cause.
9. All healing is self healing. Every patient is unique and requires an individual integrative therapy and healing plan which should include biopsychosocial components and focus on prevention, creating awareness in a patients life.
10. Patients are encouraged to be responsible and knowledgeable decision makers. Taking responsibility for our own health is the first step towards creating a health lifestyle.